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    Posted: 10 March 2011 at 3:33pm
Hello,

I was wondering if there are any patients souls that can help.

I have a wordpress blog (standard free blog). I know want to host it a run if from my webwiz account.

My problem is that I am a total novice at this, would anyone have simple instruction on how to do this or an idiots guide they could point me too?

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I'll try to put it simply.

Okay, you have a webwiz account
So you have a domain already setup?
Installing WordPress can seem a bit daunting, but really as long as you take your time you should be fine.

Step 1:
Download the latest version of WordPress from their site - LINK
Choose the 3.1 Download Wordpress in blue
You will then download a zip file

Step 2:
Unzip that download, and then are you running wordpress from a main directory?
Example: www.mysite.co.uk/

Or www.mysite.co.uk/wordpress/

Step 3:
Read these instructions carefully and you should be fine - LINK
If you want to ask anything, then please do so.

The instructions may seem a bit daunting, but really just break down what they are saying which is:

Create a database on the server - you know how to do this?
Download the software
Unzip it
Copy and paste into the web directory that you intend to use on your own computer first
Rename the wp-config-sample.php file to wp-config.php

IMPORTANT:
Use a plain text editor - best one is Ultra Edit but you need to buy that, alternatively use Araneae which is FREE - download link
Open up the renamed file and edit the lines:

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'database_name_here');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'username_here');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'password_here');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'localhost');

So for example if you are hosting on web wiz yours may probably look like this:

// ** MySQL settings - You can get this info from your web host ** //
/** The name of the database for WordPress */
define('DB_NAME', 'whatdidyounameyourdatabase');

/** MySQL database username */
define('DB_USER', 'thedatabaseusernameyousetup');

/** MySQL database password */
define('DB_PASSWORD', 'yourpASSword');

/** MySQL hostname */
define('DB_HOST', 'mysql2.webwiz.net');

The bit I highlighted in red should be what it is, the other bits in blue, you will only know what they are!
When wordpress says Secret Passkey, what they mean is if you click this link, then choose the link that says online generator, it will generate a UNIQUE set of information. Copy and paste that into the newly renamed wp-config.php file

Whatever that page comes up, then edit this:
define('AUTH_KEY',         'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_KEY',  'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_KEY',    'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_KEY',        'put your unique phrase here');
define('AUTH_SALT',        'put your unique phrase here');
define('SECURE_AUTH_SALT', 'put your unique phrase here');
define('LOGGED_IN_SALT',   'put your unique phrase here');
define('NONCE_SALT',       'put your unique phrase here');

To what it says!

Step 4:
Upload all the files to web wiz

Step 5:
Point a web browser to start the installation script.

If you placed the WordPress files in the root directory, you should visit: http://example.com/wp-admin/install.php
If you placed the WordPress files in a subdirectory called blog, for example, you should visit: http://example.com/blog/wp-admin/install.php

Then go here LINK and scroll down to you see Wordpress saying Setup configuration file and the rest should be self explanatory. I hope that sounds okay


Edited by MrTWS - 10 March 2011 at 7:12pm
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The other simpler option is to select to install WordPress from the Microsoft Web App Gallery in your WebsitePanel Control Panel.

This connects you direct to the WordPress site to download their latest auto installer version for Windows that allows WordPress to be installed directly from your Control Panel.
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thank you for your answers

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